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Maybe Nielsen Would Be “Aware” of that Intelligence Report if She Wasn’t Busy Separating Children and Families

As chief of DHS, Kirstjen Nielsen is tasked with protecting the U.S. homeland. To hear her tell it, that involves keeping terrorists out, separating mothers from their children, and avoiding saying or doing anything that could imperil the legitimacy or longevity of the Trump Administration. Nielsen, yesterday, became the latest Trump Administration official to deny … Continue reading »

For Parents, No Answers to Pleas for Help After Their Children Were Taken by DHS

Recent NBC News and Los Angeles Times reports illustrate the inhumane and predictable effects of DHS’s new policy of prosecuting every immigrant who crosses the border without inspection.  Parents who come to the United States seeking safety for their children are instead being separated and prosecuted criminally, with no knowledge of where their children are … Continue reading »

DHS Family Separation Policy Relies on a System that Separates and Loses Children

Contrary to DHS Secretary Nielsen’s Statements, This is NOT What Happens “Every Day” With Parents Facing Criminal Charges According to the Washington Post, “The head of the Department of Homeland Security [Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen] defended the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally, telling a … Continue reading »

Incompetence and Cruelty: DHS Secretary Nielsen Tries to Defend the Indefensible

We must stop “separate and lose” child policy Trump Administration separating kids from asylum-seeking parents and putting them on military bases, while losing track of whereabouts of other children in government custody At a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing yesterday, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump Administration’s shameful decision to separate children from their parents … Continue reading »

Ed Boards and Observers Condemn Trump Policy of Separating Parents from Children

Americans Cannot Be Proud of Their Government’s Actions Editorial boards and observers from across the country are condemning the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents in an attempt to deter asylum seekers. Below, find excerpts from recent columns and editorials highlighting why the Trump Administration’s policy is morally repugnant, against our shared … Continue reading »

Reminders: As Trump Administration Advances Cruel Policy Agenda at Border, CBP is Out of Control, Not the Border

La Opinión editorial and Matt Yglesias at Vox with key new commentaries as Trump Administration advances cruel new policies at the border Two new commentaries capture why the Trump Administration’s approach to border and asylum policy is defined by callousness and inhumanity and not by the actual facts or needs of the border region. An … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New Yorker: “Taking Children From Their Parents is a Form of State Terror”

The New Yorker’s Masha Gessen compares the Trump administration’s policy of ripping children from the arms of their parents to tactics employed by Putin. In her latest column she notes, “Hostage-taking is an instrument of terror. Capturing family members, especially children, is a tried-and-true instrument of totalitarian terror. Memoirs of Stalinist terror are full of stories of strong men … Continue reading »

Ahead of Mother’s Day, Ohio Faith and Community-Based Groups Blast Trump Administration Immigration Policies that Separate Mothers From Children

“It’s unconscionable that this Administration is looking for new ways to create broken families, instead of keeping them whole” Cleveland, OH — Ahead of Mother’s Day, fifteen faith and community-based organizations in Ohio issued an open letter condemning Trump Administration immigration policies that needlessly separate mothers from their children. The letter cites examples of specific … Continue reading »

Ohio Organizational Statement on Trump Immigration Policies

As Mother’s Day approaches, we condemn the ongoing separation of mothers from their children due to this Administration’s immigration policies.   Maribel Trujillo, Beatriz Casillas, Edith Espinal, and Leonor Garcia are just four of the Ohio moms whose American children are living a nightmare because of the Trump Administration’s failure to exercise common sense in … Continue reading »

Family Separation Policy Initiated by Sessions and Nielsen Draws Fire

In response to the announcements by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen that their new “zero tolerance” strategy means that infants and toddlers will be separated from their parents, a range of voices –  from editorial boards, to mothers and children staging walkout protests when DHS Secretary Nielsen testified in Congress, to … Continue reading »

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